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Nio EP9 EV sets its own Goodwood record

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Volkswagen I.D. R

wasn’t the only

electric vehicle

to set a record at the 2018

Goodwood Festival of Speed

. Chinese startup


showed up with its all-electric


, piloted by Peter Dumbreck, for the


shootout, and the car made a splash of its own, with a hill climb time of just 44.61 seconds.

While it’s not as quick as the


, Nio’s sprint makes it the fastest road-legal car on this course, beating,

as Motor Authority notes

, the

McLaren P1 LM

‘s time of 47.07 seconds in 2016. The only modification on the Nio EP9: a set of racing slicks.

This isn’t the first record set by the Chinese electric hypercar. Last year, the Nio EP9 set a record

at the Nürburgring

, lapping it in just 6:45.90. It’s still the fastest


at the ‘Ring, and only a small handful of road-legal and race cars have ever done better.

With 1,342 horsepower, a top speed of 194 miles per hour, and can sprint from 0-124 mph in just 7.1 seconds, the EP9 is a beast. It’s priced like it, too, at nearly $1.5 million and a very limited production run. The car is also fast without a human driver controlling it, circling Circuit of the Americas in 2:40.33 with a top speed of 160 mph.

For those who want the Nio name without the crazy price, the company has begun delivering

its ES8 electric crossover

in China. It’s a bit more reasonable with 644 horsepower and a price tag of about $68,000.

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